Special Issue "Balancing Physical Activity and Nutrition for Human Health"
A special issue of Nutrients (ISSN 2072-6643).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 June 2018)
Prof. Francisco B. Ortega
PROFITH “PROmoting FITness and Health through Physical Activity” Research Group, Department of Physical Education and Sports, Faculty of Sports Sciences, University of Granada, Granada 18011, Spain
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Interests: physical activity; exercise; physical fitness; obesity; cardiovascular health; cognition; brain
Physical activity and dietary habits are key lifestyle behaviors that are increasingly being studied for their associations with the incidence and progression of many chronic diseases, such as obesity, cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, and cancer. Energy expenditure and energy intake are the two sides of the balance, and should never be interpreted in isolation. However, most of the existing research has focused on either physical activity or nutrition, with limited evidence studying both key components in an integrative manner. This Special Issue of Nutrients, entitled “The Physical Activity-Nutrition Nexus and Its Relationship with Human Health”, welcomes submissions of observational and intervention studies, as well as reviews, systematic reviews and meta-analyses. We have particular interest in studies examining both physical activity and nutrition in relation to health outcomes.
Potential topics may include, but are not limited to:
- Associations between physical activity levels and dietary patterns and health outcomes, such as cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes and metabolic syndrome, bone health, mental health, cognitive function and quality of life.
- Associations between physical fitness and dietary habits with chronic disease risk factors.
- Associations between physical activity and fitness with nutritional status.
- Interventions with exercise and diet for the treatment of chronic diseases
- Assessment of trajectories of physical activity and nutritional status and health outcomes.
- Systematic reviews and meta-analysis of physical activity, dietary patterns and health outcomes.
Prof. Idoia Labayen
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Physical activity
- Dietary habits